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George Clooney arrested for Sudan protest in D.C. (+video)

George Clooney and several others were arrested outside the Sudan Embassy in Washington, DC Friday. Clooney was protesting the Sudan government's blockade of humanitarian aid.

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George Clooney and his dad, Nick, were arrested in Washington DC during an illegal protest outside the Sudan Embassy Friday, March 16, 2012.
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Hollywood movie star George Clooney was arrested at the Sudan Embassy in Washington on Friday during a protest against the country's blockade of humanitarian aid.

Clooney, his father Nick and other anti-Sudan activists ignored three police warnings to leave the embassy grounds and were led away to a Secret Service van in plastic handcuffs, a Reuters journalist covering the demonstration said.

Clooney told a Senate hearing on Thursday that Washington must get tough on Sudan President Omar al-Bashir and two other Sudanese officials indicted by the International Criminal Court as part of an investigation into atrocities in Darfur from August 2003 to March 2004.

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Clooney said violence between Sudanese soldiers and rebels aligned with South Sudan in border areas including South Kordofan's Nuba mountains involved repeated attacks on unarmed civilians who already face a serious humanitarian crisis.


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